Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie, will be the subject of a new biography of Lord Ashcroft, who previously wrote a ‘revenge book’ on David Cameron’s life
- Lord Ashcroft has announced that he is writing a biography about Carrie Johnson
- Former Tory deputy leader said Ms Johnson is an ‘impressive person’
- The book follows Lord Ashcroft’s unauthorized biography of Sir Keir Starmer
Lord Ashcroft, the former deputy leader of the Conservative Party, has announced that his next book will be a biography of Carrie Johnson.
The pear has promised to lift the lid on Ms Johnson’s life, describing her as an “impressive person.”
The author and pollster’s book follows his unauthorized biography of Sir Keir Starmer called ‘Red Knight’, which will be published next month.
Lord Ashcroft, pictured arriving at the Tory Party conference in August 2016, has announced that his next book will be a biography of Carrie Johnson.
The pear has promised to lift the lid on Ms Johnson’s life, describing her as an ‘impressive person’
Lord Ashcroft tweeted: ‘Glad to announce that my next book will be a biography of’ [Carrie Johnson].
“She is an impressive person – a high-level career in politics and a track record in animal rights and the environment. Early research has proved fascinating.’
On the Conservative Home website, the peer wrote that the book will explore Ms Johnson’s life and career before Downing Street.
He said, “Carrie has interested me for a while.
Many people know her as Boris Johnson’s wife, but her influence developed long before she moved to 10 Downing Street, through her work within the Conservative Party and also through the positions she held with government ministers.
‘Besides politics, she has campaigned on the environment and animal rights, both areas that are very interesting to me.’
Lord Ashcroft has previously published books on Rishi Sunak and Jacob Rees-Mogg, as well as a controversial biography of David Cameron.
The latter included allegations about Mr Cameron’s college days, leading to allegations that the peer sought revenge after not being offered a major job in the coalition government.
Lord Ashcroft insisted at the time that Mr Cameron’s book “wasn’t about reckoning.”
The peer has said he expects his biography of Ms Johnson to be published “early 2022.”